The Keystone Gold-Copper District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming
May 2002 by W. Dan HauselThe Keystone district includes a group of mineralized shear zones and veins that are associated with the Keystone Quartz Diorite in the Medicine Bow Mountains of southwestern Wyoming. Gold production from this district is unknown, although some estimates suggest that 7,500 to more than 12,000 ounces were produced.
...there was much speculation about what happened to Yankee Jim after he sold his claims and moved away. Rumors had it that he was involved in many underhanded activities, including arson at several different town sites.
The Yuba #21 gold dredge sunk in the Yuba Goldfields of northern California in late January.
The type of mine dump that is best for metal detecting are the ones that consist of mixed sizes of rock and are located near some sort of excavation, commonly a shaft or adit. Sometimes the piles located along a trench dug by the miners can be productive as well.
In the August 2000 issue of the Journal, the story of the "Quartszite Area" was most informative and accurate.
The Bush Administration couldn’t seem to avoid pitfalls as the all-important fall elections approached and the latest scandal involving sexually explicit messages between (former) Congressman Foley and a congressional page could not have come at a worse time for the President’s party.
...this time, instead of swarming over streams and gravel beds teasing out flakes of the precious metal, miners may have found the fabled and elusive mother lode.
• Is this old mining story too good to be true?
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